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Types of Floss

The types of available dental floss in today’s market are plentiful. Not only does it come in a variety of colors and materials, you’ll even find it in various flavors. Waxed varieties will slide through the teeth with ease, allowing those with tight spaces between teeth to floss more easily. Some of the most popular flavors of floss include wintergreen and cinnamon. You may find that waxed floss tends to fray more than the varieties of unwaxed floss.

In addition to floss, there is a material called dental tape. This unique material is quite effective for people who have large spaces between teeth, or for those who have had bridgework.

Floss can be conveniently purchased in small self-dispensing boxes or small plastic containers. For those who have difficulty wrapping floss around their fingers because of dexterity issues or arthritis, dental floss can be purchased in special, single-use holders. Flossing is very important to your oral health. Make sure you floss daily.